Z is for Zone Coverage

good coverage

And so I draw my ABCs of football posts to a close with zone coverage, which is exactly what it sounds like – defensive players are assigned  a particular region of the field to defend instead of covering a specific offensive player.  Two defensive backs play deep to defend against any long pass plays.

So there it is – I hope I have convinced even the least interested football fan among my readers that it’s really not as complicated a game to understand as it seems. The rules are constantly changing to keep the players safe, and if a coach can invent a weird new play, chances are you’ll see something during a game that will make you scratch your head and wonder what’s going on. That’s all part of the thrill of college football and part of what has made the last twenty years with my husband so exciting.